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The Enlightenment / Edition 2

The Enlightenment / Edition 2

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ISBN-13: 9780521546812
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 08/31/2005
Series: New Approaches to European History Series , #31
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Dorinda Outram is Clark Professor of History at the University of Rochester. Her previous publications include Uneasy Careers and Intimate Lives: Women in Science, 1789–1979 (1987) and The Body and the French Revolution: Sex, Class and Political Culture (1989).

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsviii
1What is Enlightenment?1
2Coffee houses and consumers: the social context of Enlightenment11
3Enlightenment and government: new departure or business as usual?28
4Exploration, cross-cultural contact, and the ambivalence of the Enlightenment47
5When people are property: the problem of slavery in the Enlightenment60
6Enlightenment thinking about gender77
7Science and the Enlightenment: God's order and man's understanding93
8The rise of modern paganism? Religion and the Enlightenment109
9The end of the Enlightenment: conspiracy and revolution?126
Brief biographies141
Suggestions for further reading153

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